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LAURENS, S. C, JANUARY 8, 1908.
A Til I NO TO CONSIDER.
Several very excellent men are said
to be considering the question of enter
ing the race for the United States Sen
ate, who probably could not be elected.
WHY NOT INCREASE?
The salaries of United States Sena
tors and Congressmen having been
raised from $5,000 to $7,500, why not
increase the entrance fees of candidates
for those offices in the primaries to
WORTH THE MONEY.
The handbook of South Carolina
about to be published by the Commis
sioner of Agriculture and Immigration
will alone repay the State of South
Carolina for maintaining the depart
Although the factories and bnnks of
Laurens have declared dividends, the
dividends of the farms have been
larger. When a Laurens colored far
mer can live on anothef man's land and
come out at the end of the year with
his debts paid and fifteen hundred dol
lars' worth of cotton "to the good" it
is proof positive that nothing pays
equally with farming in Laurens.
PAY THE GOVERNOR MORE.
It is fully demonstrated that the
Governor of South Carolina, if he have
a family, cannot live decently on the
salary of $3,000 a year. Gov. Ansel
will recommend that the salary be
raised, and the Legislature should
adopt the suggestion.
If the salary be not raised, we shall
either have to elect bachelors or rich
men in future. Were Governar Ansel
without any property of his own he
would retire from the Governor's office
to go into bankruptcy. Gov. Heyward
and Gov. McSweeney would have done
the same thing. Each of them lost
thousands of dollars by being Governor
of South Carolina.
MAKE HIM AMBASSADOR.
Should a Democrat be elected Presi
dent we shall urge him to appoint Sena
tor Tillman ambassador to France.
That post is one of the most desirable
in the gift of the President. The salary
is nearly $20,000. Senator Tillman is a
born diplomat, as is proved by the
manner in which he "stands in" with
Aldrich, Foraker and other Republican
leaders in the Senate. When plain old
"Ben" Franklin was sent to France by
the Continental Congress he was the
pet of all the fashionable circles of
Paris, and our "Ben" would bo re
ceived in the same manner by the
THE OTHER SIDE.
The cotton mills of South Carolina
have agreed to curtail production about
25 per cent, for the present. A similar
resolution was adopted by the New
England mills two weeks ago. The rea
son of this is that the prices of goods
are low as the result of the piling up
of heavy stocks.
A few years ago, when the cotton
producers insisted upon reducing the
acreage of cotton, because the crop of
the preceding year had been big and
had caused a tremendous drop in
prices, the organs of the Yankee manu
facturers raised a dreadful howl and
said that the Southern farmers were
perpetrating a fearful sin against hu
The Seaboard Air Line Railroad has
passed into the hands of receivers.
Davies Warfield and John Skelton Wil
liams have been named as receivers.
Mr. Williams is the Richmond banker
who did more than any other man to
build up the railroad and Warfield rep
resents the Thomas F. Ryan interests
which snatched the control from the
Williams and Middendorff crowd. Some
of the newspapers are saying that the
receivership follows from the anti-rail
road policy pursued by the States of
North Carolina, Virginia and Georgia.
For example, we find this in the Wash
"The Seaboard Air Line has gone into
the hands of receivers and there must
be great rejoicings going on in certain
gubernatorial mansions of the South.
A governor of North Carolina once re
marked to a governor of South Carolina
that it was a long time between drinks,
but now the present governor may in
vite his brother in arms, the governor
of Alabama, over for a roand of egg
noggs. and there need be no occasion
for a long time between drinks now.
"Flow on, ye foaming bowls; flow
faster yet and faster! Let mirth bo
wild and joy be uncontined! For an oc
topus is prostrate; knocked in the head
with a simple little rate law. Ono of
those huge, grasping monsters whose
tentacles thrust out like vampires'
fangs to suck the people's blood has
been smitten. Give thanks, ye cotton
planters all, and sing the praises of
your champion. Shout for joy, ye
weavers of cloth whose money and en
ergy helped make North Carolina the
second State in the Union in the manu
facture of cotton goods. For your
dragon, he who breathed out the smoke
and fire of industry as he carried your
tfoods out to the world and brought you
>ack your money, is laid low."
That is smart writing but there is no
truth in it. The Seaboard has been
"hard up" for years. Nobody in formed
of its affairs would have been surprised
had it gene to the wall five or six years
COST CLEARANCE SALE
Our Great Cost Clearance Sale
has been a wonderful success in
moving goods, but we have piles
of Merchandise yet which draws
good crowds of customers. Come
every day, rain or shine. You
come this .week.or next and you
won't be disappointed, The ear
lier you come the greater number
of bargains you will find.
0. B. SIMMONS COMPANY,
k i ?
ago. Nevertheless we believe that had
it remained in the hands of the Wil
liams crowd they would have pulled it
through. While they were in charge of
it the road had the sympathy and en
couragement of Southern people and
that would have helped it immensely.
Ryan is a Virginian but he lives in New
York and he has the reputation of a
rather unscrupulous promoter and ma
The Seaboard runs across Laurena
County. We hope that the receiver
ship will end by the Williamses regain
ing control. That is in the interest of
our people. We can trust Mr. Williams.
We do not believe that he is a financial
freebooter. The building up of this
great system was one of the boldest
enterprises ever undertaken by a South
ern man and we sincerely hope that his
brave struggle against great odds will
yet be rewarded.
Meantime, we think that the policy of
reducing passenger rates undertaken by
State legislatures was a mistaken one.
What the South needs is more railroads,
better service, more comforts and con
veniences, quicker and surer schedules
for freight and passenger traffic and
greater safety. The ignorant interfer
ence by legislatures with the sources of
a railroad's revenues cannot aid in these
Potatoes Without Guano.
Mr. W. P. Harris of Youngs brought
to Tun Advertiser office Monday a
sample of what he terms his Fall pota
toes. Fourteen of these potatoes se
lected at randum weighed 16 pounds
and were only taken out of the ground
a few days ago. Mr. Harris states that
this variety will not do at all for Spring
planting but gathered in the Fall they
will keep without difficulty until July
(the time to plant them) and will yield
a magnificent crop. He has gathered
as high as two hundred bushels per acre
on land that did not have a pound of
commercial fertilizer on it but ot course
it had been brought up to a very high
state of cultivation. Mr. Harris also
brought a sample of his rutabagas
which were produced on land of like
character and without the aid of com
mercial fertilizer. When one sees re
sults like this attained without the aid
of commercial fertilizer we are con
strained to wonder why others of us do
not do better. Of course it is hardly
to be expected that we all should attain
the success of^Mr. W. P. Harris. Ho
is a very unusual man, but we could at
least profit by what he has found out
for himself and follow more olosely af
ter his methods.
How is Your Bigestion?
Mrs. Mary Dowling, of No. 228 8th
avenue, San Francisco, recommends a
remedy for stomach trouble. She says:
"Gratitude for the wonderful effect of
Klectrie Bitters in a case of acute indi
gestion prompts this testimonial. I am
fully convinced that for stomach and
liver troubles Electric Bitters is the
best remedy on the market today."
This great tonic and alterative medi
cine invigorates the system, purifies
the blood, and is especially helpful in
all forms of female weakness. 50c at
Laurens Drug Co. and Palmetto Drug
A Negro Sues the Qovernment,
New York, Dec. 27.?United States
District Attorney Henry L. Stinson said
today that he had been served with the
papers filed in the United States dis
trict court by counsel for Oscar W.
Reid, a member of the battalion of the
Twenty-fifth infantry, which was dis
banded by executivo order following the
rioting at Brownsville, Texas. The
plaintiff sues the government to re
cover pay lost through his discharge
from the army, but the attorneys in
the case have admitted that they were
retained by "wealthy gentlemen of
New England," whose real object is to
determine the legality of the presi
dent's action. Mr. Stinson said that
he had as yet given the complaint only
a cursory examination, but that he did
not think there was any evidence that
President Roosvelt had violated his con
stitutional rights in discharging the
colored soldiers "without honor."
The district attorney added that he
had not decided what he would do in
the matter. He might, he thought, de
mur to the complaint; or, possibly, he
might waive that right and, if he was
right in accepting service of the pa
pers, try the case upon its merits.
Chase Mellen, of counsel for the
plain! ill', said today:
"I am not at liberty to tell who tho
gentlemen back of this action are.
They will disclose their identity at tho
proper time, and somebody will be sur
prised. They are all men of national
prominence. They are banded together
in an informal organization for the pur
pose of seeing that poor individuals re
ceive the rights guaranteed them by
the constitution of the United States.
They selected the cose of Reid because
his dismissal appeared to them to be a
particularly flagrant case of violation of
the constitution. He is a very poor man
and could not seek redress himself.
They will help any other individual,
black or white, who has been treated
in the same manner. These gentlemen
are withholding thoir namcp at present
because they do not want the public to
attach any political significance to their
action. I can state positively for them
that politics has nothing whatever to
do with it. Their action is animated by
something higher than that."
Stomach Trouble Cured.
If you have any trouble with your
stomach you should take Chamberlain's
Stomach and Liver Tablets. Mr. J. P.
Klote, of Edina, Mo., says: "I have
used a great many different medicines
for stonrach trouble, but find Chamber
I Iain's Stomach and Liver Tablets more
I beneficial than any other remedy I ever
UBed." For sale r?y Laurens Drug Co.
State of South Carolina,
County of Laurens,
CITY OF LAU It ENS.
An Ordinance imposing ?.special Li
cense Tax on occupations and business
prosecuted or carried on within the cor
porate limits of Tho City of Laurens.
Be it ordained by the City Council of
Laurens of the City of Laurens:
Sec. 1. That no person, firm, com
pany or corporation shall, after the
first day of January, 1908, engage in,
prosecute or carry on any business or
profession hereinafter named within
the corporate limits of the city of Lau
rens without having first paid a special
license tax therefor.
The amount of said special license tax
shall be the amount placed opposite
each occupation, business and profes
sion hereinbelow named, and the said
amount shall be the cost of said special
tax per annum, unless otherwise speci
Auctioneer, per annum, $ 15 00
Auctioneer, per day, 2 00
Balls, or dances,- when admis
sion fee is charged, 2 60
Boarding House, under 6 board
ers, per annum, 5 00
Boarding House, over 5 board
ers, per annum, 10 00
Beef Market, 25 00
Beef or hog retailing on wagon,
each, per day. 75
Calf, mutton, snoat or kid re
tailing on wagon, each, per day 40
Blacksmith Shop, one forge, per
annum, 6 00
Blacksmith Shop, ' each addi
tional forge, per annum, 2 00
Boot and Shoe Shop, per annum, 5 00
Boot and Shoeblack,per annum, 2 50
Barber Shop, each chair, per
annum, 5 00
Building and Loan Associations,
or their agents, for business
done within this State, and
not including that done with
out the State, per annum, 15 00
Billposting, Distributing and
Sign-Tacking, per annum, 15 00
Bonded Warehouses, each, per
annum, 25 00
Broker, merchandise, per an
num, 10 00
Billiard, Pool or Bagatelle, 3
tables, per annum, 100 00
Bach additional table per an
num, 5 00
Tenpin Alley, per, annum, 35 00
Bank, for every $1,000 capital
stock, per annum, 1 00
Brickyard, per annum, 10 00
Bicycles, dealer in, repairing
and renting, per annum, 7 50
Bakery, per annum, 10 00
Bottling Works, per annum, 10 00
Banking, private individuals,for
each $1,000 employed in busi
ness, 1 00
Coal or Wood Yard, 10 00
Chiropodists, per day, 1 00
Clothes Cleaners and Pressers,
per annum, 5 00
Contractors, for building $500
house, per annum, 5 00
Contractors, for building $1,000
house, per annum, 10 00
Contractors, for building over
$1,000 house, per annum, 20 00
Cotton Seed Oil Mill, per an- ?.
Cotton Ginnery, each gin, per / *
annum, 6 00
Cabinet and General Repair
Shop, per annum, 5 00
Kerosene Oil Co., or agency,per
annum, 25 00
Candy manufacturing, per an
num, 10 00
Cotton Weighing, per annum, 10 00
Cotton Seed Buyer, per annum, 5 00
Dealers in Wagons and other
vehicles, other than manufac
turer, on $5,000, per annum, 10 00
Same, on each additional $1,
000, per annum, 5 00
Dealers or agents in the sale of
Fertilizers,over 1,000 tons per
annum, 20 00
Same, less than 1,000 tona per |
annum, 10 00
Dealers in Pianos, Organs, Sew
ing Machines, Iron Safes,
Tombstones or Well Fixtures,
per annum, 10 00
Dealers, transient, in Soaps,
Jewelry, Patent Medicine or
other goods, on the streets,
per day, 10 00
Dealers i: Green Groceries
grown outside the county of
Laurens, each wagon,per day 50
Dealers in Green Groceries
grown outside the county of
Laurens, on Salesday and the
week before Christmas and
court week, each wagon, per
day, 1 00
Dogs of all kinds, each, per an
num, 1 00
Dinner House, per annum, 15 00
Dentist, per annum, 10 00
Express Companies,for business ?
done within tho State, and
not including that done with
out the State, per annum, 25 00
Electric Light Power, per an
num, 50 00
Exhibition Performances or
Show of any kind, the license
to be fixod by City Council,
except Circuses trie license
shall be per day not less than
$100 nor more than $200.
Electricians, 10 00
Foundry, per annum, 10 00
Fire, Life or Accident Insur
ance Companies, each having
an agency or doing business
within the city, per annum, 10 00
Fresh Fish or Oyster Dealers,
for first three months (Janu
ary, February and March),
and lt;st three months (Octo
ber, November and December) 5 00
Grist or Flour Mills, or both,
per annum, 35 00
Hotel, room, per annum, 1 50
Harness Shop, connected with
store or separate, per annum, 5 00
Horse Traders, transient, per
day, 1 00
Same, Salesday, 3 00
Same, per month, 10 00
Hog Drovers, who offer their
stock for sale within the cor
porate limits of the city, per
day, 1 00
Hog Drovers, per month. 5 00
Ice Cream, Bonbons, Milkshake
and Cold Drinks and Saloons,
per annum, 10 00
Ice Dealers, per annum, 20 00
Lightning Rod Wagon, per
month, 5 00
Same, per year, 20 00
Lumber Yards, per annum, 20 00
Laundry, run by hand, per an
num, 10 00
Laundry, run by machinery,per
annum, 25 00
Lawyers, per annum, 10 00
Merry-Go-Round, per day, 2 50
per week, 10 00
Money-Lending Shops, each,
per annum, 15 00
Machine Shops, per annum. 10 00
Peddlers (or Hawkers) selling
or offering for sale goods,
wares or merchandise, per
day, 10 00
Plumbers, per annum, 10 00
Photographer, or artist, per an
num, 10 00
Same, per month, 5 00
Same, per day, 1 00
Physicians, each, per annum, 10 00
Physicians, Oculists and Opti
cians, itinerant, per day, 2 00
Pawnshop, por annum, 26 00
Printing Office, per annum,
(newspaper), . 10 00
Printing Office (job printing),
per annum, 5 00
'Restaurants, per annum, 15 00
Real Estate Business, per an
num, 15 00
Rnilroad Corporations, each, for
businoss done in this Mate,
and not including that done
without, per annum, for first
road, 100 00
Each additional railroad, 50 00
Skating Rink,per annum, each, 10 00
Soda Fount, connected with
store or not, per annum, 5 00
Surveyor or architect, per an
num, 5 00
Stable, feed only, per annum, 6 00
Stable, livery only, per annum, 15 00
Stable, sale only, per annum, 20 00
Stockyard, per annum, 6 00
Street Hack or Carriage, on*
horse, per annum, 10 00
Same, two horses, per annum, 15 00
Street Wagon or Dray, two
horses, per annum, 7 50
Same, one.horse, per annum, 5 00
Sign Painters, each, per annum, 10 00
Shooting Gallery, per annum, 25 00
" 44 per week, 6 00
Tailor Shoos, each, per annum, 5 00
Tin or Tinker Shop, per annum, 7 50
Telegraph Co. or agency for
business done in this State,
and not including that done
without, per annum, 35 00
Telephone Co., per annum. 25 00
Telephone Co. or agency doing
a toll line or long distance
business within the city Of
Laurens, and not including
that done without,per annum, 35 00
Undertaker, per annum, 25 00
Woodyard, per annum, 5 00
Wholesale establishments, per
annum, 50 00
Watch and Jewelry and Repair
Shop, 10 00
Sec.. 2. Merchants or all persons,
firms, companies or corporations buy
ing or selling any article of I trade or
merchandise, shall pay a license tax ac
cording to the following schedule:
Gross Sales under $500 per an
. num, 5 00
Same from $500 to $1,000 per
annum, 7 50
Same from $1,000 to $2,500 per
annum, 12 50
Same from $2,500 to $6,000 per
annum, 20 00
Same from $6,000 to $10,000 per
annum, 30 00
Same from $10,000 to $15,000
per annum, 40 00
On each additional $1,000, per
annum, I 00
Sec. 3 A. That every person, firm,
company or corporation required by
this Ordinance to obtain a license to
engage in any trade, business or pro
fession for wnich a license is required
shall, at the time of applying for such
license, make a statement under oath
before an officer qualified to administer
oaths, and file said statement with the
Town Clerk, setting forth:
First, his or her name, style of firm,
name of company or corporation.
Second, the trade, business or pro
fession for which a license is required.
Third, in those cases in which such
information is required the amount of
business the previous year upon which
amount license shall be assessed, and
in case where the business has not been
carried on the previous year, then the
amount of business expected to be car
ried then during the current year, and
upon said amount the license shall be
Sec. 3 B. Town Clerk shall there
upon assess the proper license tax as
provided for in this Ordinance, and up
on being paid said assessments, as
herein required, shall issue the proper
Sec. 3 D. For any business, occupa
tion or profession not enumerated In
the foregoing sections the license shall
be fixed Dy the City Council.
Sec. 4. That all licenses issued un
*der and by virtue of this Ordinance
shall be non-transferable and, except
license for a day, a week or month,
shall terminate and end on the 31st day
of December of the year in which they
were issued, but may be revoked at
any time by the City Council of Lau
rens of said city for satisfactory cause.
Except license issued for a day, a week
or a month, annual rates shall be
charged for all licenses issued between
January 1 and June 30 of each year.
Three-fourths annual rate shall be
charged for all licenses issued between
July 1 and September 30 of each year,
and half-year rates shall be charged
for all licenses issued between October
1 and December 31 of each year.
Sec. 5. Any person, firm or corpora
tion prosecuting or engaging in any
business, occupation or profession, or
kecplnpr any establishment named in
this Ordinance without first having
paid the special license tax imposed
shall, upon conviction, be fined not ex
ceeding one hundred dollars, or bo im
prisoned not exceeding thirty days, at
the discretion of the Mayor, and during
said imprisonment shall, at the discre
tion of said Mayor or City Council, be
required to labor upon the atroets, high
ways and other public works of the city
of Laurens, under the supervision of
said City Council.
Sec. 6, The forgoing Ordinance shall
go into effect Immediately, and all Or
dinances inconsistent herewith are re
Done and ratified by the City Council
of Laurens, of the City of Laurens,
this thirty-first day of "December, in
the year of our Lord one thousand nine
hundred and seven, nnd in the one hun
dred and thirty-second year of the
sovereignty and independence of the
United States of America.
C. M. BABB, Mayor.
W. H. GILKERSON,
Clerk of Council.
A tickling cough, from any cause, is
quickly stopped by Dr. Shoop's Cough
Cure. And it is so thoroughly harmless
and safe that Dr. Shoop tells mothers
everywhere to give it without hesita
tion even to very young babes. The
wholesome green leaves and tender
stems of a lung-healing mountainous
shrub furnish the curative properties to
Dr. Shoop's Cough Cure. It calms the
cough and heals the sore and sensitive
bronchial membranes. No opium, no
chloroform, nothing harsh used to in
jure or suppress. Simply a resinous
plant extract that helps to heal aching
lungs. The Spaniards call this shrub
which the doctor uses "The Sacred
Herb." Always demand Dr. Shoop's
Cough Cure. Palmetto Drug Co.
Harvie Jordan Issues Call.
Atlanta, Ga., Jan. 2.?Presidont Har
vie Jordan, of the Southern Cotton As
sociation, has issued a call for the
meeting of the national executive com
mittee, to be held at Dallas, Texas, on
February 1 next.
The annual convention of the Asso
ciation also will be held at Dallas on
Fob 19 and 20. The regular annual
meeting of the various Stato divisions
of the Association will bo called to meet
at their respective State capitals
throughout the cotton belt on Feb. 5.
The annual meeting of the State di
visions and national executive commit
tee on the dates named will be for the
purpose of electing officers and map
ping out a programme with reference
to handling and marketing the cotton
crop of 1908 and pressing forward tho
work of the Association.
President Jordan will give out the
official programme for tho Convention
in the near future.?State, 2d.
STA1E OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
County or Laurens.
By O. G. Thompson, Probate Judge:
Whereas, Anna Workman and B. W.
Wntkins mado suit to me to grant thorn
Letters of Administration with the will
annexed of the ostate and effects of A.
Those are, therefore, to cite and ad
monish all and singular tho kindred and
creditors of the said A. C. Workman,
deceased, that they be and appear be
fore me, in tho Court of Probate, to be
held at Laurons C. H.. S. C, on the
13th day of January, 1908, next, after
fuhlication hereof, at 11 o'clock in the
orenoon. to show cause, if any thoy
have, why the said administration
should not bo granted.
Given under my hand this, 28th day
of Decsmber, Anno Domini 1907.
O. G. THOMPSON.
J. P. L, C.
The County Treasurer's Books will
be open for collection of State, County
and Commutation Road Taxes for Fis
cal Year, 1907, at the Treasurer's Office
from October 16th., to December 81st.,
Those who prefer to do so can pay in |
January, 1907, with one per cent addi
tional. Those who prefer paying in I
February, 1908, can do SO'with two per
cent additional. Those who prefer to
pay in March, 1908, -to tho 15th., of
said month, can do so by paying seven
per cent additional. After said date
the Books will close.
All persons owning property or pay-1
ing Taxes for others in mo. _ than one
Township are requested to call for re
ceipts in each of the several Townships
in which they live. This is important
as additional cost and penalty may be
attached. Prompt attention will be
given to those who wish to pay their
Taxes through the mail by check, mon
ey order, etc. Persons sending in lists
of names to be taken off are urged to
send them early .as the Treasurer is
very busy during the month of Decem
The Tax Levy is as follows:
State Tax.4* mills
County Ordinary,.3 mills
Special County,.li mills
Road Tax.2 mills
Survey of proposed County of
Total. 141 mills
Laurens Special No. 11 33-4 mills
No. 1 4 mills
No. 2 2 mills
?? " No. 3 2 mills
No. 4 2 mills
No. 5 2 mills
No. 6 2 mills
No. 7 4 mills
Youngs Special No. 10 21-2 mills
Ora " No. 12 2 mills
Fountain Inn" No. 3b 4 mills
Dials ?' No. 1 3 mills
No. 3 2 mills
No. 5 2 mills
" " No. 6 2 mills
Sullivan " No. 1 3 mills
No. 6 21-2 mills
No. 7 3 mills
Waterloo " No. 14 3 mills
No. 1 3 mills
No. 2 2 mills
No. 8 2 mills
No. 6 2 mills
Cross Hill " No. 13 3 mills
Cross Hill Sinking fund, 2 1-4 mills
Cross Hill Township High
School,. 0 3-4 mills
Mountville Special No. 1G 2 1-2 mills
Hunter " No. 5 3 mills
Sullivan Township R. R.
Bonds,.4 mills J
All able bodied male citizens between
the ages of 21 and 60 are liable to pay
a Poll Tax of $1.00, except old soldiers
who are exempt at 50 years.
Commutation Road Tax $1.00. in lieu
of Road duty. Road Tax to be paid by
the 1st., day of March, 1908. Other
Taxes to be paid at the time stated
J. D. MOCK,
Oct. 9 1907?td.
Anderson & Blakely
West Main St- Laurens, S. C.
Why High Gloss Ji
Is Not Stylish.
High gloss finish is not a ???
natural finish. Linen in its ?
Like all artifical styles, it soon ^|
lost in favor among particular
people and when the new,
natural Domestic finish was in- A
troduced?was discarded al- i?
Our laundry furnishes the
"simon pure" Domestic finish Jj^
?not a gloss finish wiped off |J
with a damp rag. ^
The Laundry that has Made ?
Laurens Famous. ^
Phone 60. Laurens, S. C. ^
Tho state of my health iH such as to
necessitate a change of climate. In
leaving, my affairw nave been left in
tho hands of John A. Franks. He is
duly empowored to act as my agent.
All who are indebted to me aro urgently
requested to como at ouce and arrange
T. N. BARKSDALE.
All persons holding claims against
Laurens county, not .^previously pre
sented, are hereby notified that same
must be deposited with the clerk of the
county board of commissioners on or
before the 6th day of January, 1908, as
required by law.
. MESSER B?BB,
10-3t Clerk of County Board.
Four acre lot with 10 room dwelling
with cook room and pantry, bounded on
north by C. & W. C. Ry. cast by north
Harper street, south and west by Joe
Wilhams and others. Has beautiful
grove, good bam and outbuildings; one
of the finest locations in the city. Price
84 acres near Friendship church, good
dwelling and outbuildings. Bounded by
lands of W. R. Cheek, D. Woods and
others. Price $2,500.00.
One lot with four room heuse on Gar
lington at., nicely located. Price $1,650.
56 acres at Gray Court, 4-room house
and out building, bounded by lands of
E. T. Shell and M. H. Burdine. Price
$60 per acre.
240 acres land, 2 miles of Fountain Inn
known aB the Tom Harrison place, good
dwelling, 2 tenant houses, barn and out
buildings. Price $8,500.00.
Seven room house and two acre lot in
town of Gray Court, modern build.
Price 2,500.00. ?
68 acres land 2J miles Gray Court,
bounded by landsof J. H. Godfrey, John
Armstrong and others. Price $1,650.00.
175 acres of land near Cross Anchor,
Spartanburg county. Bounded by lands
of Mrs. Bodo, Ashmore Tinsley, Mrs.
Harris and C. Yarbor. A part of the
Louis Yarbor tract. Price, $3,500.
100 acres of land near Waterloo,
bounded by land of Pat Anderson, Dol
ly Maden, T. A. Nichols and W. H.
Wharton. Known as the Jim Allen
place. Price, $1,500.
194 acres of land in Sullivan's town
ship. Bounded by iand of Joe D. Sulli
van, Wash Sharp and others. Price,
200 acres of land near Mt. Pleasant
church, with two dwellings and out
buildings. Bounded by lands of Lee
Langston, Will Saxon, J. M. Pearce
and the Widdy place. Price, $2,000.
3-2 acre lot, Fountain Inn, 5 room house
and good out buildings, wired in with
good strong wire. Price $900.
488 acres land, bounded by J. H,
Abercrombie, Enoree River, J. P. Gray,
O. C. Cox and others, known as the old
Patterson home place. Price $7,500.00
112 acres land bounded by lands of
W. P. Harris, Enoree river, J. H.
Abercrombie and others. Price $2,000.00
263 acres, known as tho Badgett
place, joining lands of Watts Mills.
Can be divided to suit purchaser from
one acre lots to 100 acres. Prices and
terms made right.
97 acres land, bounded by Gus Milam,
Ed. Adair and L. C. Tribble, dwelling,
one tenant house, good barn and out
building, price $2,250.00
200 acres land, Waterloo township,
bounded by lands of estate of W. T.
Smith, J. R. Anderson and Saluda riv
er. Price $2,500.00.
One lot in city of Laurens, nicely
located, six room cottage, containing
5-8 acres. Price $2500.00.
268 acres in Waterloo township, nice
dwelling, two tenant houses, good out
building, bounded by lands of J. R.
Anderson, D. C. Smith and others,
known as the home place of the late
; Dr. J. R. Smith. Price $3,500.00.
200 acres land, bounded by lands of
Mrs. Jesse Teague, Jno. Watts, Dr.
Fuller, dwelling and tennent houses, 4
horse farm in cultivation. Price
One lot in city of Laurens, bounded by
lands of Mrs. Ball, 60 feet fronting
public square, 335 feet deep, 2 store
rooms. Price $4,250.00.
55 acres, dwelling, good well water,
4 miles north of Laurens, bounded by
lands of Henry Mills, Lucy Mills, and
Ludy Mills. Price $1,200.00.
48 1-2 acres of land, good dwelling,
one tenant house, barn and out build
ings, bounded by lands of Bill Irby,
Billy Brown and Dr. Davis and known
as the Davenport place. Price $1,500.00.
810 acres, more or less, bounded on
north by W. A. Simpson, east by IL H.
Mills, south by Ludy Mills, west by
Burns and others; fifteen horse farm in
cultivation, 200 acres in forest, ten
room dwelling, 8 tenant houses, good
barns and out buildings. Price $40.00
290 acres near Ware Shoals, bounded
on the north by J. M. Oulla, on the
east by Turkey creek, on the south by
H. P. McGhee; known as tho Bramblett
place; well improved. Price $25.00 per
200 acres in Chesnut Ridge section,
bounded by landsof Mrs. Jessie Martin,
Jno. Watts, Dr. Fuller and others.
Dwelling and tenant houses. Four
horse farm in cultivation. Known as
the Fannie Hudgens place. Price per
Part of lots No. 8 and 9 Converce
Heights, City of Spartanburg, S. C.
Ten acres in the town of Lanford,
bound by J. R. Franks, and others.
39 1-2 acres bounded on the \vest by
S. 0. Leak and Laurens R. K., on north
by the railroad and others. Three ten
ant houses, good well of water all in
cultivation. Price $2900.
2 acres land in the City of Laurens,
on West Main Street, bounded by prop
erty of Mrs. Catharine Holmes and otii
ers. Price $1,300.
88 acres in Young's township, bound
ed by lands of John Burdette, S. T.
Garrett, W. P. Harris and others, 60
acres in cultivation, good dwelling, two
tenant houses. Price $1,850.
101 acres land, Young's township,
near Martin's Cross Roads, good dwell
ings and outbuildings. Price $2,500.
52 acres land, Young's township, near
Martin's Cross Roads, good dwellings
and outbuildings. Price $12.50 per acre.
189 acres land in Laurens township,
known as the Mat Finley place, about
4 miles from Laurens, 7-room dwelling,
3 tenant houses, all necessary outbuild
ings, 130 acres in cultivation. Price
One 40x80 lot with two-story frame
and metal roof store room thereon, in
town of Owings, S. C. Price $650.
One lot 71 x 304, more or less, front
ing on Sullivan street, adjoining lot of
J. M. Philpot. Good six room dwelling
with city water. A bargain. $2,250.00.
Eight room dwelling and 1 acre lot,
corner Academy and Irby streets, Lau
rens. Modern improvements. $1,600.
153 acres land, one-fourth mile of
Warrior creek church, good dwelling; 3
tenant houses, good out buildings, good
pastures well watered. Price $31.00 an
acre. Can make easy terms.
87 acres land in Hunter township,
good improvements. Price $18 per acre.
147 acres of land two miles east of
Gray Court, known as the Garrett place.
62 acres land, two dwellings and out
buildings, one mile of New Harmony
Church. Price $35.00 per acre.
150 acres of land within the corporate
limits of town of Gray Court, with
dwelling and 3 tenant houses, barn and
out buildings; also fino rock quarry in
good working order, price $4,000.
15 acres of land, bounded by lands of
Albert Ramage, Bee Blakely and others.
Price $50 per acre.
Laurens Trust Co.
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J. N. LEAK
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to thank our customers
for their liberal patron
age during the year
1907. Wishing all a
happy and prosperous
W. Q. Wilson &?&
R. A. COOPER,
j. O. C. Fleming,
E. P. Whahton,
C. D. Moseley,
H. K. AlKEN,
S. M. WlLKES,
C. W. TUNE,
Sec'y and Treas.
J. F. TOLBERT,
Mgr. Ins. Depart.
C. E. Kennedy
J. W. Todd,
S. j. Craio,
D. A. Davis,
J. W. DuPkee,
M. J. OWINGS
W. J. Fleming
J. F. Tolbert,
W. A. Watts,
M. J. Owings,
R. A. Cooper.
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tate?long time and easy payments. Our Insurance Manager, Mr. J. F.
Tolbert, can give you the very best Life and Fire Insurance contracts.
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ISafe in Which we Keep Your
We cordially extend to our friends, and all interested,
an invitation to call at our temporary quarters and exam
ine the modern Burglar-proof Safe which we have recently
purchased, It is one of the latest models?made of
Maganese Steel; has a Cannon Breech Screw Door, operated
by a crank, and is locked and unlocked entirely by clocks.
COME, before it is installed in the vault of our new
banking house, as you will be better able to see how it is
Remember we pay interest on saving deposits.
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